In the ever-evolving landscape of business and personal development, Marcela Onyx has emerged as a powerful figure by blending traditional business strategies with transformative healing practices to empower clients. Her unique fusion addresses not only professional growth but also personal well-being, enabling individuals to achieve holistic success. By integrating insights from various sectors such as Banking, Maritime, and Government with therapeutic modalities like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Marcela tailors her methods to meet the diverse needs of her clients. This comprehensive approach fosters growth, healing, and a deeper understanding of oneself, creating a strong foundation for long-term success. Marcela’s focus on trauma, relationships, and personal growth helps clients overcome challenges, heal past wounds, and build confidence. By leveraging business skills in strategy, organization, and problem-solving, combined with her holistic approach to therapy, she empowers clients to set clear objectives and make the most of their strengths. This integration of corporate insights with transformative healing practices enhances creativity, innovation, and resilience. As clients navigate the complexities of modern life, they are equipped to thrive both professionally and personally, achieving a balanced and fulfilling life.

Marcela, your approach to therapy encompasses a wide range of modalities, from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Neuro-Linguistic Programming. How do you tailor your methods to meet the unique needs of each individual client?

My goal is always to provide comprehensive support that fosters growth, healing, and a deeper understanding of oneself. Over the years, I have significantly expanded my expertise, focusing on the profound impact of trauma on various aspects of life. I have overcome my own challenges, healed my traumas, and continually expanded my toolbox to better serve my clients.

My approach is deeply intuitive, tailored to meet my clients’ real needs. I help them learn the lessons they have yet to master, heal the traumas that keep them feeling stuck or in emotional pain, and build confidence in becoming their best selves. Through this process, they can manifest the life and relationships they truly deserve, addressing not only romantic relationships but also relationships with money, parenting, and personal growth.

With your background spanning diverse sectors such as Banking, Maritime, and Government, how do you integrate corporate insights with transformative healing practices in helping your clients?

I help clients heal from past traumas and improve their relationships, whether it’s with money, parenting, or personal growth. By combining my background in Business Management with my holistic approach to therapy, I can understand clients’ needs and tailor effective interventions. I use strategic planning, goal setting, and identifying resources to help clients set clear objectives and make the most of their strengths. This blend of business skills in strategy, organisation, and problem-solving, combined with my focus on personal transformation, helps clients overcome challenges and thrive.

As an international speaker, I’ve honed my ability to communicate complex ideas to diverse audiences. Effective communication and understanding different perspectives are essential to success in both public speaking and business.

I have had the privilege of speaking at prestigious institutions such as Oxford, Cambridge, and Columbia University. Additionally, I have participated in renowned events like the Body Mind Spirit Festival, where I have taken the stage six times.

Can you share a particularly memorable success story from your career, where you witnessed a profound transformation in a client’s life as a result of your guidance and support?

One particularly memorable success story comes from a client I worked with who was facing challenges around fatherhood and an impending separation. This client is also a healer and had experienced many other forms of healing before, but found our session uniquely impactful due to its simplicity and effectiveness.

During our work together, I used my intuition to guide the conversation effortlessly to the root of his issue. It wasn’t like the typical healing sessions he was used to; instead, it felt more like a meaningful and easy conversation. By pinpointing the core of his struggles, I was able to leverage my expertise in relationships as he also was going through a divorce to add significant value.

During the session I helped him release pent-up emotions, trauma,see the bigger picture from everyones perspective, we also discussed ways forward that would help to improve the relationship with his kids, leaving him feeling liberated and optimistic.

The transformation was amazing. By the end of the session, he understood the lessons associated with all that was holding him back and the next steps he could take, and he was very content with the support he received. His testimonial speaks volumes: “The pent-up emotions, trauma, and outdated belief systems all fell away. I finished the session feeling great—about the situation, about the next steps I could take, and about the support I felt from Marcella. I cannot recommend Marcella highly enough. Thank you, Marcella; you rock!”

This success story exemplifies how a tailored, intuitive approach can lead to deep and lasting transformation.

As a Spiritual Medium and Holistic Therapist, how do you incorporate spirituality into your practice, and what role does it play in facilitating transformation?

As a Spiritual Medium and Holistic Therapist, I integrate spirituality into my practice by considering the spiritual aspects of my clients’ lives and conducting life reviews. For instance, I approach depression from a holistic perspective, linking it to imbalances in various chakras, which can affect energy levels, satisfaction, and fundamental aspects of life such as finance and relationships.

In my role as a Spiritual Medium, I provide evidence of my clients’ loved ones’ continued existence. This includes sharing memories, describing their personality and mannerisms, and conveying messages that bring comfort and closure. This aspect of my work is especially beneficial for those dealing with grief. By combining spiritual insights with holistic therapeutic techniques, I support my clients in their healing journey and facilitate their transformation. I also teach how to develop psychic and mediumship skills, which are available to anyone seeking to develop their awareness and capabilities and are not exclusive to gifted people.

Additionally, I incorporate spiritual practices such as mindfulness, breathwork, and guided visualization to help clients connect with their higher self and inner wisdom. These practices promote self-awareness, reduce stress, and enhance overall well-being.

Overall, spirituality plays a pivotal role in my holistic therapy practice by providing a deeper understanding of my clients’ experiences and offering unique pathways for healing and transformation.

In today’s fast-paced and high-stress business environment, stress management is crucial. What strategies do you recommend to your clients for effectively managing stress and maintaining well-being?

In today’s fast-paced and high-stress business environment, stress management is crucial. Stress is a response to external pressures or demands, typically triggered by specific challenging events. It can be short-term or long-term, manifesting as irritability, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, headaches, muscle tension, and sleep disturbances. Effective stress management involves addressing the stressor, using relaxation techniques, improving time management, and seeking social support.

Addressing the Stressor: Identify the source of stress and develop a plan to manage or eliminate it. For instance, if work deadlines are causing stress, break tasks into smaller steps and set realistic deadlines to reduce the pressure.

Relaxation Techniques: Incorporate practices such as deep breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, or meditation into your daily routine. For example, spending 10 minutes each morning practicing mindfulness meditation can significantly reduce stress levels.

Improving Time Management: Use tools like to-do lists, calendars, and priority-setting to organize tasks efficiently. Allocating specific times for work, breaks, and leisure activities can help balance workload and prevent burnout.

Seeking Social Support: Reach out to friends, family, or colleagues to share your concerns and seek advice. Joining support groups or talking to a therapist can also provide emotional relief and practical solutions.

Additionally, my top three strategies for managing stress are:

Breathwork: Deep breathing exercises and techniques such as diaphragmatic breathing or the 4-7-8 method help calm the nervous system and reduce stress levels.

Physical Activity: Engaging in regular physical exercise, such as yoga, walking, or other forms of movement, helps release endorphins and reduces stress.

Balanced Nutrition: Maintaining a healthy diet with balanced nutrition supports overall well-being and helps manage stress. I advise clients to avoid excessive consumption of red meat, caffeine, and sugar, which can exacerbate stress.

Authentic leadership is a key focus of your work. How do you help individuals cultivate authentic leadership qualities, and what impact does it have on their professional success and personal fulfillment?

Authentic leadership is a core focus in my work. Based on my own experiences, I understand the challenges professionals face in balancing work and personal commitments. For example, during my time as a Project manager, I encountered setbacks and high-pressure situations where I had to juggle various responsibilities to keep projects on track. From these experiences, I learned the importance of focusing on solutions, setting boundaries and prioritising self-care to avoid burnout.

I understand that professionals often attend conferences and events to enhance their personal and professional lives. That’s why I make myself available to speak on various stages around the world (podcasts too!), sharing insights and experiences to support their growth and development and my own podcast recently launched “Shifts Choices Laughter Lifts” has been my way to show up with authenticity and bring guests from all walks of life that are leading by example being themselves and sharing stories of challenges they had overcome while I explore a variety of subjects and bring great laughters to shift the vibrations, specially when the topics may get too deep.

I help leaders adapt to change and uncertainty, enhancing creativity and innovation, honing intuition and decision-making skills to balance work-life and personal life, leading with empathy and compassion. Together we’ll turn challenges into opportunities, so that they can manage energy, learn to prevent burnout, as well as align the business values with their personal principles, whilst strengthening resilience in their leadership.

One of my new projects for July as a leader is to create a movement “Love your WOW vibrations” ™, which aims to focus on loving and accepting that we all have a WOW within us. If we can’t feel it yet, it’s my mission to support them in their journey to feel wholeness, optimism and wonder in their lives and relationships because this has been part of my own journey. It will be part of my legacy which will bring me professional success and personal fulfillment.

Balancing work-life and personal life can be challenging, especially for professionals. Here are practical strategies I offer to help clients achieve this balance and prevent burnout while aligning actions with core values and fostering self-awareness:

Define Your Purpose and Priorities: Start by clarifying your long-term goals and values to understand what truly matters to you both professionally and personally.

Time Mastery: Use effective time management techniques such as setting clear goals and priorities, and chunking tasks, to align your actions with your priorities and goals.

Energy Management: Recognize the importance of managing your energy as well as your time. This includes taking care of your physical health through proper nutrition, exercise, and sufficient rest.

Continuous Improvement: Develop habits of constant improvement across all aspects of your life, ensuring that your actions are continuously aligned with your evolving goals and values.

Delegation and Empowerment: Delegate tasks effectively to focus on high-impact activities that align with your core values and strengths. Empowering others can also contribute to a more balanced workload.

Balance and Integration: Strive for synergy between your work and personal life by integrating activities that bring you fulfillment and align with your values into your daily routine.

Build Strong Connections: Foster meaningful relationships with family, friends, and colleagues, as they provide vital support and perspective in maintaining balance and self-awareness.

Mindset and Resilience: Cultivate a growth mindset and resilience to navigate challenges and setbacks. This includes maintaining a positive outlook and belief in your ability to grow and adapt.

These strategies help achieve a balanced life, ensure that their actions align with their core values and contribute to greater self-awareness and fulfilment.

Marcela, your commitment to love, integrity, and compassion is evident in your approach. How do these values inform your services, and how do they contribute to your clients’ transformations?

In my practice, love serves as the foundation upon which healing and transformation thrive. It involves creating a safe, non-judgmental space where clients feel truly seen, heard, and valued. By infusing every session with love and empathy, I empower my clients to explore their innermost thoughts and emotions, facilitating deep healing and personal growth.

Integrity is crucial to the therapeutic process as it builds trust and authenticity between myself and my clients. I uphold the highest ethical standards, ensuring transparency, honesty, and accountability in all interactions. By embodying integrity, I model self-respect and self-worth, inspiring clients to honor their truths and values.

Compassion underpins my therapy approach, allowing me to meet clients with kindness, understanding, and empathy. Whether navigating trauma, relationship challenges, or personal growth, I accompany them with compassion, providing unwavering support and encouragement. This compassionate presence creates a nurturing environment where clients feel empowered to explore vulnerabilities, heal wounds, and embrace their authentic selves.

My unique support approach often involves intuitively connecting with clients, understanding their challenges or traumas, and uncovering lessons from past lives or their current experiences. This understanding fosters healing as we apply love and compassion to their wounded selves, leading to inner peace, self-empowerment, and confidence to continue their life journey.

Looking ahead, what are your aspirations for the future and how do you envision continuing to empower individuals and organizations through your work?

Looking ahead, my aspirations for the future are deeply rooted in expanding my reach and impact, both at the individual and organizational levels. One of my new projects for July as a leader is to create a movement called “Love your WOW vibrations”™, which aims to focus on loving and accepting that we all have a WOW within us. If they can’t feel it yet, it’s my mission to support them in their journey to heal their past, fears and triggers to feel the love, wholeness, optimism, and wonder in their lives and relationships, because this has been part of my own journey. This initiative will be part of my legacy, bringing me both professional success and personal fulfillment.

In addition to my media ventures, I’m committed to facilitating transformative experiences through in-person events, retreats and virtual events.

Through my talk shows, including one in Portuguese that will be launched in July, and with another three book projects slated for launch this year (totaling eight books lanched in one year), along with speaking engagements, I aim to continue empowering individuals and communities to embrace vulnerability, cultivate self-awareness, and foster holistic well-being. This multifaceted approach reflects my commitment to making a positive and lasting impact on the world around me.

By sharing my experiences and insights on platforms like talk shows and books, I seek to reach a wider audience and inspire meaningful transformations in people’s lives. 

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